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Old 21st September 2018, 01:05 AM   #1
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This is a thread to discuss anything to do with the Elekit TU-8100 PCL86 integrated SET amplifier in the diyAudio Store.

Victor Kung will be assisting with customer support on this one and to help answer any questions people have.
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Old 21st September 2018, 01:59 AM   #2
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Amazing Jason! Great stuff. Elekit has a few kits. Will there be others?
I have been wanting to build my first tube amp. I think a kit would be a better start for a tube novice.

Thanks to Victor as well!

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Old 21st September 2018, 02:18 AM   #3
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If this one goes well, then absolutely. Most things in the diyAudio store have been produced by the diyAudio store. However, I feel that this range of kits from Elekit is a very good match and of interest to the membership. In particular this low voltage SMPS powered SET amp fits perfectly with our theme of beginner friendly projects that explore the objectivist/subjectivist debate.
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Old 21st September 2018, 03:13 AM   #4
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Hi Vince

TU-8100 is a very good first Tube amp project. It includes a pair of NOS Siemens PCL86. You can use battery to power up TU-8100.. It is fun to build

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The TU-8500 preamp is beautiful inside.
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The TU-8500 preamp is beautiful inside.
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An excellent preamp with a very good phono section.
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Default Help with elekit Tu8100

Hi. I am new to this forum. I attempted to assemble the Elekit Tu 8100 as my first project. It was fun and I learned a lot as I went along.

I am pretty sure I followed all the directions. I am not great with soldering, but I think all my connections are good (or at least not terrible).

I plugged in the unit and nothing happened. Neither tube lit up.

I took off the metal case and checked all the solder points. I re-did a few that looked suspect, but when I tried again, still no power.

I enjoy tube equipment a great deal and wanted to try to build a kit, but I guess I didn't do something right.

I know it is fairly general question since I assume there are many potential things that could be wrong, but are there any specific places I might want to try to look at first to see what might cause the problem with no power?

I guess I should have tried something a little easier for the first attempt, but the Elekit gets such great reviews as a kit and for sound, this was hard to pass up the attempt at least.

Thanks for any guidance.

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Old 1st November 2018, 03:29 AM   #8
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Bill,

Post up pictures of the build. As much detail as you can get of all the boards and the solder connections. Someone here will likely be able to help.
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Old 1st November 2018, 05:27 AM   #9
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^^ What he said There's plenty of smart people on diyAudio who love to help debug amps, and we also have Victor from Elekit in this thread to assist. Start with lots of detailed photos of how you have put it together and soldered it and we'll work through it step by step...
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Check to see that you have properly attached grounding screw. Top PCB center 1/4-1/3 way to rear of PCB. If there is an empty hole, you will get no sound. Been there, done that. Good luck.
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